Quantitative Data

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of quantitative data:

- It is also called numerical data.
- The term refers to data that can be measured or counted.
- They can be analyzed using measures of central tendency and range.

Example

Examples of measures that provide quantitative data include the following:

- height
- weight
- age
- elapsed time

This package of fruit contains eight apples and weighs two pounds two ounces.

Non-example

Anecdotal data reflects a subjective description of a situation that may or may not produce quantitative data.

Nominal data, such as gender, are examples of qualitative data.

This package of fruit looks overripe and has a strong aroma.

Nominal data, such as gender, are examples of qualitative data.

This package of fruit looks overripe and has a strong aroma.

TEKS: 4(9)(A), 4(9)(B), 5(9)(A), 5(9)(B), 5(9)(C), 6(12)(A), 6(12)(B), 6(12)(C),

6(13)(A), 7(12)(A), 8(11)(A), 8(11)(B)